Wednesday, June 5, 2013

referral corner

-- Quote of the Day --

“Sometimes we see others (or dealing with a new situation) for the first time and we are feeling really anxious or nervous – instead of trying to be the brave person actually telling them how you are feeling will help you put yourself at ease and help the other person interpret your body language for what it actually is. … “I’m really nervous, I’m not feeling well, I don’t know what to say…” this is important because reading body language is subjective; you know: “is this person mad at me, are they proud or sad, they don’t care…” It just eases the conversation. …The reality is that we all want to protect our children, and that life is full of up and downs. …And it is important that kids see their parents make mistakes – because if they don’t see you making mistakes you become unapproachable, the kids won’t come to you when they’ve made mistakes – and this creates a safe space for others to share what is going on. Let them know that it is OK to have emotions – to feel upset. 
...In school the teacher has the children raise their hands before speaking, but if you have your children create a speaking stick they learn that their voice is heard and they learn that communication is not just about talking, it is also about listening and providing feedback.”

~ Claudette Chenevert

Today’s quote originates from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio episode that aired back on Feb. 26, 2013… titled: Blended Families

 (*Click on the title to access the full discussion)

-- Referral Corner -- 

Yes, it is time for another installment of recommended resources that we hope you'll have a chance to check out and perhaps network with in some way.

What Kids Can Do: a national nonprofit founded in 2001 by an educator and a journalist with more than 60 years combined experience supporting adolescent learning in and out of school. Using entertaining and group based learning the organization is passionate about the power of what young people can accomplish when given the opportunities and supports they need and what they can contribute when we take their voices and ideas seriously.

Zero Waste Alliance: not for profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for recycling materials and promoting a more sustainable approach to resource management and waste recovery.

Dress For Success: an international non-profit organization that enables economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

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